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Royal Botanic Garden
Jordan - Amman
Institution Code: JARBG
International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y
About the Royal Botanic Garden
The Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan is a non-profit organization, founded in 2005. It is located in Tell Ar-Rumman, just north of Amman, overlooking King Talal Dam.
The Botanic Garden covers 1,800 dunums (180 hectares), with more than 300 m of elevation change within its boundaries and a variety of soil types, allowing for the possibility of hosting a high percentage of the plant species that grow naturally in Jordan.
The RBG ethos is to practice and advocate biodiversity conservation at the whole-systems level.
Two key premises guide our work. The first is habitat-based conservation, such that we consider all biogeographic conditions, the complete watershed area, soil condition and exposure to the elements.
The second premise is that man is an integral part of the biotic whole. In contrast to many conservation approaches, the RBG does not exclude humans and livestock.
The Garden is intended to function as a giant demonstration site, showcasing sustainable water management, energy strategies, grazing, and environmentally compatible income generation. Every strategy used at the RBG should be replicable by the average Jordanian.
Our work is divided into four main components:
1. Science and Conservation
The RBG aims to become an internationally recognized research facility for all aspects of biodiversity and conservation in arid-land environments.
2. Education and Community Development
We are raising awareness and disseminating the results of our research on Jordan’s biodiversity to the public, while encouraging nature-related projects in local communities.
3. Sustainable Living
In addition to its botanical components, the Royal Botanic Garden will be a demonstration site for sustainable land use, water harvesting practices, and eco-living.
27th March 2007